Nadine's As Media Evaluation
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Nadine's As Media Evaluation
In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? Masthead The mastheads are big and bold and are usually situated at the top but behind the model. Main Image It’s conventional for the model to look at the camera for eye contact. It’s also conventional because you follow the eyes, go down and then down the shoulder towards the cover lines. Main Cover Lines In this magazine there are Cover Lines three models which is unlike It’s conventional to have a other magazines. It draws barcode with the price your attention as they’re all placed underneath. giving you eye contact, mostly the model in the middle. You look at the model in the middle then it draws you over the model on the right’s shoulder towards the main cover line. The themes I have used are conventional to other magazine. My masthead was placed behind my artist just like VIBE’s does, shown above. I have numerous cover lines Like NME and VIBE to show that I will be talking about other topics as well as my main topic which is my artist.It’s conventional for a magazine to haveeyebrows as they tell the audiencewhat’s in the magazine.
NME’s masthead is big bright and bold whereas mine is a more minimum size. NME has three models on their front cover of their magazine, whereas I have one. This shows that magazines don’t have to have just one model on their cover but up to three. Another thing is that NME has pictures alongside their cover, this also shows that there is no limit on pictures that can be inserted in your cover.My music magazine challenges the conventionsof a magazine as my magazine, shown aboveis a r&b magazine, whereas NME shown on theright deters from being a r&b magazine to rock.Also my magazine has one artist whereas NMEhas three. NME has other pictures alongside theside of there magazine whereas my magazinehas none.
I used ‘Boardwalk’ magazine to help me makemy magazine look interested. Without mypictures it would look plain, so I placed mypictures partly on top of each other to make itlook unique. Looking at my magazine and ‘Boardwalk’ magazine there’s a lot of differences as my colour scheme is black, red, orange and white. Whereas ‘Boardwalk’s contents page is in white and black.
Vibe’s masthead is situated at the top with a more bold look, whereas mine is also at the top but the font sizeCover Lines placed at the is smaller.side to show the readerwhat will be in themagazine that they’ll bereading. Beyonce’s name written in bold to show I put a date on my that she’s the main magazine where feature. other magazines don’t have one. Some magazine usually have eyebrows but in VIBE’s magazine there was no eyebrow which is also similar to mines as mine also has no ‘eyebrows’ but instead has been placed at the bottom of the magazine cover.
My masthead,placed behindmy artist. Cover Lines placed on the right hand side of my magazine, written in large and different coloured font to make the Tips on clothing, other features look than music. Barcode on the bottom right corner is used to create a sense of uniqueness and also that the product could be bought. Main cover line to show the main important article in my magazine.
Over the By the shoulder shoulderMy model was looking directly at the camera which was conventionalto all music magazines in order to attract their readers. My audiencewould look at the models eyes and then follow down to his arm wheretext would be situated. My model had his hand out where my maincover line would be. I thought this out in the photo shoot to see howmy magazine would look if I used this picture.
Representations may be in speech and still or moving pictures. Location: England America‘How to make your swag lookimmaculate’ I used the slang word‘Swag’ to show my audience that thismagazine can be readable byteenagers.
• Mostly targeted at 16-24 year olds that either aspire to be musicians or have passion for music in this genre. My magazine reflects on what I’d like to see in a magazine with my kind of music but also others. My magazine is targeted at both men and women because it’s not just focused on male artists or women artists, it’s focused on both.
My music magazine would most likely be sold in: Corner shops as their most likely to sell most genres of music magazines like r&b, rock, hip hop etc.Music shops astheir most likelyto sell any type However , when I was researching this Iof music WHSmith as they sell a wide range went to my local corner shops andmagazines like asked what types of magazine theycountry music, of genres of music magazines. distributed and they said which everjazz, heavy magazine was popular. ‘Most likely tometal etc be R&B as young kids listen to this’. This image shows the typical view of the youth in media today, recently this has been enhanced by the recent London riots. However, my magazine deters from this view.
Bauer media group distributes musicmagazines like: Q is the UKs biggest selling monthly music magazine. The Q brand developed a worldwide reputation as a trusted voice of musical authority amongst fans, musicians and the music industry. Bauer produced my example of an existing magazine as they do r&b magazines too. Cheryl Cole was featured in Q magazine and she is a r&b/hip-hop artist.MOJO is the worlds biggest UK music magazine. Itrepresents a musical archive, providing its audience withan emotional and independent connection to the music.
Mostly targeted at 16-24 year olds that eitheraspire to be musicians or have passion for music inthis genre. My magazine reflects on what I’d like tosee in a magazine with my kind of music but alsoothers. My magazine is targeted at both men and women because it’s not just focused on male artists or women artists, it’s focused on both. The social class is directed to all social classes, anyone who listens to R&B would like what I’ve written in my magazine.
I selected the photos that looked more appealing to my audience. Appealing because he was posed in a way to draw the readers in.The specific techniques I used wereslang words as my audience couldrelate to them. For example ‘How ToMake Your ‘SWAG’ look immaculate.This meaning ‘How to make your The way he holds the microphone could belooks (clothing) look on point or significant in the way other unidentified musiciansgreat. holds theirs.
What do you think of my magazine?1. I think your magazine looks great. I love how the colours go together. The way the artist is placed, his posture and pose looks amazing, it really does look like a music magazine.2. It looks okay but there could be some changes. The artist looks a bit blurry but in other cases it look good.Do you think it represents how you see yourself as ateenager?1. Yes as your artist looks around 17/18 years old. However most teenagers wear hoodies and caps. This artist does not which shows a contrast of how different teenagers can be.2. No, teenagers these days don’t dress like that. If he wore a hoodie then it would represent a teenager.Do you think it looks entertaining enough for you to buy acopy?1. Yeah it really does. In your article it includes Drake and his new album and I absolutely love Drake.2. Yeah, I can see myself reading this magazine. I listen to Chris Brown and Rihanna and I wouldn’t mind reading what they think. Also your artist looks like he’s got a passion for singing so I’d read his interview.
What Ranges of technologies were What hardware and Wordpress Word available? what software were available? InDesign and Google Camera PhotoshopWhat hardware and what software is available? Computers I used Photoshop to crop my pictures and to also change the lighting when the pictureI had to book a computer in order for me to use the was too dark. For example, I cropped thesesoftware, also I used the softwares when I had my photos:media lessons. But I could use my mobile phone toaccess Wordpress when trying to complete unfinishedwork. How difficult/easy are they to use?It Was difficult using Photoshop and InDesign because Ihad never used it before. I had to ask for help manytimes until I could successfully use it and also helpothers. Wordpress was complicated at first as I did notknow where to upload my work, making a pageinstead of a post.
I used Photoshop to crop my picturesand to also change the lightingwhen the picture was too dark. Forexample, I cropped these photos: I Used Photoshop to import my touched up pictures into InDesign. I Also used Photoshop to crop, lighten and change certain aspects of my picture. The picture on the left has a black background, I used Photoshop to edit the picture, having a white background. Before using Photoshop, I would not have known how to use it almost professionally.
Masthead Pull Quote The title of a Terminology: newspaper or magazine at the head of the front or editorial A pull quote is a page. quotation from an Standfirst article in a magazine that is placed in a larger font size Explanatory text under theBefore media, I thought main heading of athat the magazine magazine, smaller than thename was just called a heading but still larger than I learnt how to seek out decenttitle, but now I’ve learnt the main text information in order for it to be athat it’s called a pull quote. (A decent sentence)masthead. I learnt how to identify what the difference between a standfirst and a heading is.
Looking back at my preliminary exercise and my front cover formy music magazine, you can see that there is a big difference. Inmy preliminary I didn’t change my background, the backgroundwas kept the same. Whereas my music magazine’s cover waschanged. I learnt how to change the background and touch upthe models tone and the lighting of the picture. I learnt about pullquotes and standfirsts, things I did not know beforehand. I learnthow to put my masthead behind my model in order to create abetter effect. However in my preliminary task, my masthead wasbetter than my final magazine covers masthead is it was boldand was varying from the colours black and yellow.
Photo Shoot I had to know how to make my font, text and colour look similar to other music magazines but unique enough to make it I had to plan photo shoots with my artist my own. in order to start my music magazine. I had to know how to place my model, looking at other models posture and poses. I had to figure out how my model will look like in order to attract my audiences. I used big and bold writing to show that this is the main feature in my magazine. The font size was above 30 balancing on my artists hands to show how important ‘Jai Scarlet’s’ interview is.